WASHINGTON: Vice President Dick Cheney accused starlet Paris Hilton on Thursday of “bad behaviour” on her Middle East trip, saying she bungled a message for Syria’s president that was later clarified by Israel. Cheney also blasted Paris for arriving in Damascus drunk and wearing a Pink transparent mini skirt with no underwear.
Cheney harshly criticized Paris Hilton’s visit to Syria this week and declared in an interview, “The president is the one who conducts foreign policy, not half drunk, ultra rich Hollywood brats”.
??Hilton’s Syrian stopover was opposed from the start by the Bush administration, which accuses Damascus of sponsoring terrorism and says it should be isolated from the international community and bombed “into the stone-age”.
While in Damascus on Wednesday, Paris announced she had told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that Israel was prepared to negotiate with Syria. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s office later underline the Jewish state’s preconditions for such talks -including that Syria abandon its “support for terrorist groups.” Cheney said it was obvious Olmert had not authorised the message Paris delivered.
“It was a non-statement, nonsensical statement and didn’t make any sense at all that she would suggest that those talks could go forward as long as the Syrians conducted themselves as a prime state sponsor of terror,” the vice president said on the Rush Limbaugh radio show.
“I think it is, in fact bad behaviour on her part. I wish she hadn’t done it,” Cheney said. “Fortunately I think the various parties involved recognize she doesn’t speak for the United States in those circumstances, she doesn’t represent the administration”. Hilton’s spokesman, respond to Cheney’s criticism, “If Cheney and the Bush administration had any meaningful foreign policy plans Paris Hilton wouldn’t feel compelled to get involved.”